Makeup with Anti-Aging Ingredients?

Ladies, ladies, ladies, will we never learn to be wary of marketing?    I would love it (as would you) if we could just put on our makeup and get a great anti-aging product as well.  

But the truth is that none of these makeup products contain anywhere near the concentration of retinol, antioxidants, etc. to make any significant difference.  Some company out there, please prove me wrong and show me some data.

Yet I’ve never seen a makeup product with “antiaging” ingredients that lists the percentage clearly on the packaging.  Have you?  You are far better off using a high quality Vitamin C serum (15-20%), or a prescription strength retinoid like Renova or even a high quality non-prescription Retinol (1.0% is good), or a 10-15% glycolic under your makeup.  Save the makeup for fun and daily beauty, not long term repair and maintenance.  It’s just not up to the job.

See Dr. Irwin’s recommended anti-aging and repair skin care products.

More information on anti-aging products.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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